Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Petraeus Spins the Afghan War Mess

By Barbara Koeppel
September 7, 2010

A few weeks ago, Gen. David Petraeus pulled off a flawless remake of Gen. William Westmoreland’s 1967 performance in which the Vietnam War commander detected “light at the end of the tunnel” – just months before the Viet Cong launched its Tet offensive, proving the resistance was very much alive and well.

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2 comments:

mnlo said...

According to the New York Times the Kandahar operation is already and quietly taking place with the SOP units killing or capturing all those suspected of being Taliban. As of consequence of this the Taliban have gone farther underground, threatening and killing all those cooperating with the Americans and NATO occupiers, as well as with the Afghan government.

Tyler said...

The whole fiasco is a remake of Vietnam, including "Vietnamization" which is going on right now. A radio interview (recently) with an Afghan:
A: "We loved the Russians: they built roads and schools and hospitals for us".
I: "Then why did you fight them?"
A: "Because they were here".